Smoke Free Workplace Law

Oregon's Smoke Free Workplace Law prohibits smoking in almost all public places and workplaces, including:

  • Bars
  • Bars in restaurants
  • Bingo halls
  • 75 percent of hotel and motel rooms

In addition, smoking is not permitted within 10 feet of any entrance, exit, window or air intake vent.

This applies to:

  • Public places: Any enclosed area open to the public.
  • Places of employment: Any enclosed area under the control of a public or private employer that employees frequent during the course of employment.

To make a complaint

If you observe or note a possible violation of the law, you can report it to the Oregon Public Health Division for investigation and further action. Make a complaint online.

For your business

Learn all about Oregon's Smoke Free Workplace Law, including how to:

  • Comply
  • Order signs, posters and brochures
  • Stop smoking

Read the statute and administrative rulesĀ»

Technical assistance

Our Tobacco and Prevention Education Program staff are available to answer questions about the law. We can help you with:

  • Non-compliance issues
  • Getting signage for your business
  • Arranging a speaker for your group
  • Other concerns

Call us at 503-988-4163, option 1, or email hlth.tobacco.prevention@multco.us

 

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